Based on ‘The Karate Kid’ film series, ‘Cobra Kai’ is a martial arts comedy-drama show that picks up with present-day Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Thirty-four years after the events of the original movie, the series follows Johnny as he decides to reopen the Cobra Kai karate dojo, which leads to a renewal of his enmity with the original protagonist, Daniel.
After debuting on YouTube Premium in 2018, it moved to Netflix in June 2020 that opened the show to a wider audience, further cementing its booming success. And with its ever-growing fame, the streaming service recently made a major announcement regarding the show’s future. Here’s everything we know about ‘Cobra Kai’ season 3!
Cobra Kai Season 3 Release Date
‘Cobra Kai’ season 2 dropped on April 24, 2019, on YouTube Premium. Fans can clear their schedules for season 3 because the network has revealed the official release date. As per the Netflix announcement, ‘Cobra Kai’ season 3 will premiere on January 8, 2021, on Netflix. To cap off the good news (and make up for the release delay), the teaser for season 3 also reveals that season 4 is currently in the works!
Cobra Kai Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
The show’s principal cast is expected to be back for ‘Cobra Kai’ season 3, including Willaim Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, Ralph Macchio as Daniel Macchio, Martin Kove as Sensei John Kreese, Mary Mouser as Daniel’s daughter – Samantha, and Jacob Bertrand as Eli Moskowitz. Following the season 2 finale cliffhanger, Miguel’s fate hangs in the balance. However, fans can let out a sigh of relief because Xolo Mariduena, who plays Miguel Diaz, has confirmed that he will come back for season 3.
After the events of season 2, there’s a very good chance that Elisabeth Shue will make a comeback as Daniel’s former love interest, Ali. One cast member whose future with the show is still up in the air is Nichole Brown, who plays the role of Aisha Robinson. While various fan theories have been making the rounds on the internet, Brown recently shared an Instagram post with a caption that hints at her farewell from the show.
Cobra Kai Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?
The season 2 finale is best described as essentially “a car wreck” by Zabka himself. We see Johnny get swindled by Kreese, losing his gym along with his students. The final moments of season 2 depict a berserk brawl in the school that starts between Sam and Tory and grows to embroil everyone from Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do. It culminates with Robby knocking Miguel over a railing, cracking his spine, and putting him in critical condition in the hospital where he hangs precariously between life and death.
On the other hand, just when Johnny throws his phone into the ocean, we see that Ali has indeed responded to him. Several burning questions from season 2 will be dealt with in season 3 – Has Johnny actually lost Cobra Kai for good? Will Miguel be able to make a full recovery? Will Ali be back in Johnny’s life? And if so, will these two be able to make it work this time around? Will their probable reunion help make amends between Daniel and Johnny, or only spur their rivalry on? Will Sam and Miguel get back together?
When William Zabka was asked about what season 3 would entail, he said, “Well, I could tell you this much. I mean, the end of season two is a car wreck essentially. There’s a lot of pieces to put back together. There’s a lot of healing that has to happen. There’s a lot of growing that needs to happen.” He added, “I’ve seen a lot of fan theories out there and heard a lot of fan theories. Nice tries. It’s awesome. I mean, season three is fireworks. And I think it’s season one and two combined on steroids. And it was a blast to shoot, and it’s going to be worth the wait.”
Cobra Kai Season 3 Trailer
While a full-length trailer for ‘Cobra Kai’ season 3 is yet to come out, the short teaser announcing the release date of season 3 is down below. If there were any doubts about Miguel’s well-being, it resolutely shuts them down as we see him wake from his coma. Check it out!
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